Many church workers in Australia are familiar with the idea of an English Bible concordance, but have never had access to one in an indigenous Australian language. aboriginalbibles.org.au makes this useful ministry tool accessible to everyone.
- At the very top of the yellow navigation pane click on the Concordance.
- This opens up an alphabetical list. Let's say we want to do a topical study seeing what the Bible says about living in darkness (dakbala in the Kriol language) and living in the light (lait in the Kriol language).
- Beside the ‘D’ letter click on the plus sign ‘+’, then find dakbala. You will see this occurs 189 times in the Kriol Baibul.
- Click on dakbala. You will see all occurrences of dakbala appear in the upper right hand pane. Scroll down through the list.
- Click on the link in Ephesians 5:8 (Efs 5.8), and you will see that passage appear in the lower right hand pane, with all occurrences of dakbala highlighted.
- Now go back to the yellow navigation pane at the left, and open up ‘L’ to find lait. Find and click on the link to 1 John 2:8 (Fes Jon 2:8) and you will see that passage appear in the lower right hand pane, with all occurrences of lait highlighted.
- You get the idea. As well as single words, phrasal words like “Holy Spirit” or “Son of God” will show up in some languages.